Monday, 15 June 2015

Vintage travel album by Astrid

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by here today!!


I am very excited as in about 3 weeks time I will be off to Australia for 7 weeks to be with my grand children there. I wanted to make an album for memories, photos, keepsakes and some art journaling when time allows. I decided the Nothched Rectangle Birch Ply Wood Plaques would be just perfect for the covers, as they are incredibly sturdy yet light and I somehow love their shape. When ordering you can ask for holes to be drilled in various places, so I asked for mine to be drilled on the left side, so my album could be closed with book rings.

This was a quick and fun project to do. I started by covering both plaques with some scrapbook paper:

The front


The back

Once the glue had dried I sanded the edges and then played around with stencils, stamps and inks until I was happy with the result.

Next I cut my inside pages using various kinds of watercolour paper, card, scrapbook papers and even tags. I cut holes with a cropadile and cut the notches with a circle punch.


Here you can see the finished front cover. I chose the words Travel Adventure from the stunning Olde English font. You can order any word with up to 12 letters and there are various fonts to choose from.
I finished it off with the wonderful Vintage Car Style 1 wood shape, as I wanted a totally vintage style to my album.

Here is a close up of the car, the detail is incredible. I thought it looked so beautiful the way it was, that I just glued it on, but of course you could do all sorts of alterations with it too.

And here is the back cover, this time I chose the Galleon Boat Wood Shape style 5.

Again, I left it just as it was for this project, as I just love the dark colour of the wood, but it would look amazing too if you painted it I'm sure.

The inside covers were covered with scrapbook paper again and I made an envelope for the back cover to keep memorabilia from the journey in.

A little flap will keep the envelope closed to keep things safe while traveling.

What I love about an album like this is how you can simply take the pages out when you are working on them and add more as and when needed.

Thanks for visiting here today

22 comments:

  1. So beautiful Astrid!! Your pieces always look so authentically vintage!! xo

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  2. Absolutely stunning Astrid. I love these Calico Art Parts, they look amazing and really add a special touch to projects. This is a gorgeous keepsake of your time with your grandchildren x

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  3. fabulous cover and details, a great way to treasure your next travel adventures, have fun :)

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  4. WAUW this is such an awesome album Astrid. I really really love it. What an amazing job, you´ve done on this, and it really looks sooo fabulous and also as it´ll be a really perfect album to work on, as you go. I really hope, you´ll share it with us again, when you get back, so we can have a glimse of it, when it´s filled up too. Outstanding and gorgeous work here as always hun.-

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  5. What a beautiful album for all your keepsakes and journalling! I just love the font of the words and that car is fabulous - I really must get my hands on some of these wonderful pieces!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Beautiful work Astrid! Enjoy your trip!

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  7. Looks wonderful Astrid.
    Great idea, great look.
    Love it all. Anneke

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  8. a beautiful album astrid - perfect for your trip - it must be good to know you've got all that excitement ahead and a ready made journal to keep the memories in! Very clever! Thanks again for the wallet thingies - I saw Anne on Friday xx

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  9. This is just fantastic Astrid! Wonderful colours and textures, love the flower stencil on the front! This is going to make such a beautiful keepsake of your vacation, full of treasured memories! hugs :)

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  10. A perfect little travel book! I love all of it!

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  11. Oh, Astrid - what a fabulous album, and so wonderful that it will serve as memory keeper for you from your upcoming trip down under! Absolutely LOVE how you've done the covers, and that little envelope on the back cover is brilliant! Very clever how you've made the inside pages also. I am going to have to try to remember to make something like this for a future trip - key word there is remember, lol! But your inspiring piece will no doubt help! xxx Lynn

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  12. What a beautiful album! Love the vintage style you always accomplish with all your projects. You are going to have so much fun with your grandkids!

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  13. What a wonderful start to a treasure of memories! Beautiful travel album. I love that old jalopy on the cover page, so inviting to open!!! Love the texture and colors! Hugs!

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  14. Astrid, it is a wonderful and handy little travel album, and so beautiful, as well.
    The front is my favorite, it is so wonderful with the stenciled flower, together with the old car, and the fantastic layers of colours and stamps .I know you will enjoy filling it with joyful memories, from your Australia vacation and from your being with your family.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  15. Always love your albums Astrid and this is gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  16. Lovely, Astrid! Such a lovely little memento book for your travels to Australia!! Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

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  17. What a wondedrful book you created for memories of your trip Astrid! I'm sure you'll fill it to overflowing! Julia xx

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  18. A gorgeous little book Astrid and so handy for your trip! Love the covers with their lovely vintage feel and I know you will fill this with wonderful memories of your trip down under!! xx

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  19. What a stunning travel album, Astrid... I love the golden glow of the colours, and how gorgeous the vintage travel Craft Parts are. This will be a perfect place to capture the wonderful memories you store up on your Australian travels.
    Alison xx

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  20. Awesome project, love the front cover, the colours are amazing on this! X

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